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Can Eczema Spread
A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more
Not likely: Chiggers to not burrow into the skin. They get in a hair follicle put a proboscis in to the skin and emit a substance into the skin that makes a solution they eat. It is the substance that causes the irritation. Scratching does not make them spread. There are many home remedies to get rid of them. Rubbing alcohol, cover with nail polish, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cleaning: Poison ivy is not contagious but you may be getting them repeatedly from contaminated clothing and gear. Be sure to use detergents on these items otherwise it will come back like freddy. If the problem is severe, you will need to see a doctor who may prescribe some Prednisone pills or a cortisone injection for you. In the meanwhile, try apply some otc Hydrocortisone cream 3 to 4 times daily. ...Read more
Yes, anywhere: For herpes, I suggest BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene), a fat soluble antioxidant, available without a prescription. Take a total of 2 grams per day, in divided doses. Lesions should start clearing up in several days. Don't drink alcohol when taking BHT. Download free e-book, "Wipe out Herpes with BHT" by Steve Fowkes. You can also dissolve BHT in coconut oil, and apply topically. ...Read more
Poison ivy: You cannot spread poison ivy rash by scratching. Poison ivy is a haptin meaning a small molecule. It must bind skin tissue to form an allergic reaction. Once it binds to skin, poison ivy does not come off so it can not be transferred to you or another person. Poison ivy rash is contracted by contact with the oil, urushiol. ...Read more
Skin Rash due to allergy can spread further even if trigger is removed or only infection can spread not allergical skin rash? Comments?
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